Technical Advisor (Maths, English, Employability & ESOL)
We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced specialist in the post-16 and adult education sector who can dynamically support our internal and external stakeholders with our range of qualifications and services for maths, English, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and employability.
Our customer base is broad, covering further education colleges, private training providers, apprenticeship and adult and community learning provision. Therefore, it is essential that you have a strong understanding of post-16 numeracy, literacy, language and/or employability, gained through the delivery, quality assurance or management of training and assessment in at least one of these settings.
The aim of this role is to help City & Guilds deliver on its commitment to invest and grow in this sector. This is a home-based role, so we are flexible on location, however, expect to be away from home one day a week or more, as we have customers throughout the UK. A company car or allowance is provided, and all travel expenses recompensed.
This appointment will be made on merit.
We believe that diversity and inclusion strengthen and enriches us, and that it is the responsibility of everyone at the City & Guilds Group to drive this value. As ethnic minority groups and disabled people are currently under-represented within the Group, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from these communities.
About the role
Your primary focus will be working on the implementation of our maths, English, ESOL and employability offers across England, Northern Ireland and Wales. You will work alongside our Industry Manager to support them in engaging with customers to ensure our offer continues to align with customer needs.
In addition to this, you will be part of a larger team working towards key milestones for delivery of our products and regularly reporting on activities, risks, and outcomes. You will be required to work across our full sector footprint to support various projects. If you have direct experience of working with ESOL provision this would be advantageous.
A key part to this role will be to work in collaboration with our internal and external stakeholders such as our sales team to deliver a winning customer proposition by demonstrating expert knowledge of the products and services we offer.
You should have gained credible experience working within the arena of maths, English, ESOL and/or employability. As our main products and services consist of qualifications and assessment solutions, you must have a strong working knowledge in this field.
You should possess a passion for representing the training needs of this sector and the drive and determination to work across the City & Guilds business at all levels, as well as with key external stakeholders.
As a confident individual you will have the skills and ability to bring key stakeholders together, presenting to groups and individuals and engaging with them to work on the portfolio, helping City & Guilds be a leading awarding organisation in this sector.
Our Story And Mission
Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support almost five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.
Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.
At the heart of our business sits the City & Guilds Foundation which amplifies our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future.
We were founded in 1878 by the City of London and the trade guilds of the time, to help people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.
Our rich experience means we’re uniquely positioned to understand the future of work and learning. And, we continually evolve to develop and deliver skills for the workplace of the future. Today, as well as qualifications and assessment, we offer digital credentialing, elearning technologies, executive leadership development, technical training and consultancy.
Our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible to accommodate everyone.
What We Offer
We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.
You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more.
We welcome a discussion about how this role could work flexibly for you. For example, work pattern, job share, hours or location.
Next Steps And How To Apply
If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.